Jorge Sangumba

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Jorge Sangumba (1969)

Jorge Ornelas Isaac Sangumba (1944–1982)[citation needed] served as the Foreign Minister of UNITA during the Angolan War of Independence.[1]

Sangumba studied in the United States before joining the National Union of Angolan Students (UNEA) in the early 1960s. In 1965 he became UNEA's representative for external affairs, a precursor for his future appointment as UNITA's Foreign Minister in August 1969.[1]

Jonas Savimbi, leader of UNITA, allegedly ordered Sangumba's assassination along with several other potential rivals for leadership of UNITA during the Angolan Civil War.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sellström, Tor (1999). Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa. p. 396. 
  2. ^ Kukkuk, Leon (2005). Letters to Gabriella. p. 102.